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I remember seeing the sneak peaks of the ColourPop She Palette in collaboration with Karrueche Tran and I absolutely knew I had to get my hands on it.  First, let’s talk about my reasons why.  Hello, look at the packaging of this gorgeous beauty.  And, the color selection, my oh my, this palette literally had me at Hello… seriously, can you hear Lionel Richie whispering…??? “Hello, is it me you’re looking for?”  YAAAASSSSS… take my money NOW. haha!  All kidding aside, the moment I seen sneak peaks of this palette, I knew I had to have it and the FEM ROSA name for the collection sold me more because Rosa is my middle name.  So, when it was first released, I hopped on the website and placed my order.  I have had in my possession now for quite a while and I’ve been busy playing with it and having an absolute ball.  So today, I’m sharing my thoughts and photos of this gorgeous palette with all of you.  I also picked up the Her Cheek Palette which I’ll be sharing a bit about as well.

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So, the ColourPop SHE palette has been sold out and released a few times since its initial launch.  I honestly can imagine why… seeing as it’s become one of my favorites since I got my hands on it a few weeks back.  If you are a fan of rosey hues like myself, you’ll definitely enjoy this.  I got a free lippy since I purchased over a certain amount and it’s a gorgeous metallic shade as well.  But, anyway – let’s talk SHE Palette, shall we?  The packaging on this beauty is what absolutely won me over.  I have a small selection of favorite florals and roses are definitely one of them.  Also, if you know anything about me, purple is my favorite color, so I was won over by the packaging and shade selection alone.  Retailing for just $16.00, ColourPop’s SHE Palette is a total steal.

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You get a selection of gorgeous and butter mauve tones and metallic finishes, matte and satin as well.  These shades are absolutely perfect for Fall or year round.  Twelve very pigmented colors to wow anyone and again, for the price point, it’s an absolute steal.

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1st – Top Row:  Left to Right – Ladylike (metallic soft ivory), Babe (satin light peachy pink), Dainty (metallic pinky taupe), Chick ((metallic subtle gold).

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2nd – Middle Row:  Mademoiselle (metallic rose gold), Gal (metallic red with copper duochrome), Empress (metalliic mid-tone pink plum), Filly (metallic rusty orange)

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3rd – Last Row:  Dear (matte warm rose), Missy (matte deep burgundy), Damsel (matte smokey violet), Duchess (matte dusty coral).

I honestly think that ColourPop hit this out of the park, because I love the colors included in this palette, the pigmentation, the feel of each of the shadows and of course the packaging.  It’s gorgeous and it has been one of my favorite palettes since I got my hands on it.

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You get a selection of metallic, matte and satin shades to create gorgeous looks and each shade is complimentary of one another so you have a wide selection of colors to create something awesome.  You get 0.85 g worth of product in each shadow (0.03 oz) so for the price point, you really get a great deal.  I often find that matte shades can be a difficult formulation for many to create, but these truly are a breeze to work with.  Velvety soft and easy to blend for a show stopping look.

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I’m using various shades in the SHE Palette to create the look you see here, as well as the free lippy I got from my order, in: Ultra Glossy Lip in Polished.  Polished is a gorgeous shade and I applied it all over my lips and then blotted to create a soft muted lip instead of something shiny.

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I also wanted to share the ColourPop HER Palette with all of you as well (since they are a part of the same collection).  This pressed powder cheek palette includes three shades for a full effect look.  A warm dewy glow, flushed pink cheeks and a natural bronze.  Honestly, I just got it for the packaging, but I’ve been enjoying the shades and the blush and highlight have been fun to wear as well.  I think the matte bronzer is just a tad bit too warm for me, but it works well for use as a transition shade on my eyes and it does work nicely, pigmented and blendable.

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This palette retails for $15.00 and you get a pressed powder highlighter in a light gold shade (perfect for deeper skin tones) that has a pearlized finish (net weight 3.85g / 0.14 oz.).  A pressed powder blush that has great pigmentation and applies nicely to my cheeks.  It’s a pink shade that is a matte finish (net weight 4.35g / 0.15 oz).  You also get a pressed powder bronzer that is in a matte finish (net weight 4.0g / 0.14 oz).

As I mentioned previously, I actually was intrigued and inspired to purchase these beauties because of the packaging and the name: “Fem Rosa”.  But, after getting my hands on the palettes, I’ve been absolutely loving them.  The highlighter shade in the cheek palette is a tad bit too dark for my skin-tone, but it works well with a light hand and it would be beautiful on deeper skin toned beauties.  I felt the bronzer is a bit on the warmer side than I would like, but I’ve been getting use out of it nonetheless.  The eye shadows, well – they are gorgeous and I’m loving them.  They are beautiful “honey” shades and very pigmented.  Some of them do kick up a bit of dust so I have to make sure to tap off my brush so that I can really get the payoff I desire.  And, of course, the lippy.  Not a color I would normally wear but I’ve been enjoying it and it will be wonderful for fall.

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The SHE palette is currently out of stock on ColourPop’s website, and the lippy I received free as a part of my order is not available for purchase (that I know of), but the HER palette is definitely for sale and you can check it out for yourself here.  Be sure to check out ColourPop on IG so you can get all the deets on when the SHE Palette becomes available for purchase once again.

So what about you, did you get your hands on ColourPop’s SHE Palette, in collaboration with Karrueche Tran?  If so, what do you think about it and if not, do you plan to snatch it up the next time it’s available?

 

 

 


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If you do a search on this site, you’ll find that I am a huge fan of Beauty Junkees.  While I’ve been a little out of sorts lately, there is one thing for sure… I’m loving the new goodies that Beauty Junkees has rolled out over the last few months.  Since May I’ve been testing out some new finds and I’m very excited to share them with you.  If you haven’t tried anything from Beauty Junkees yet, seriously – what are you waiting for?

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Beauty Junkees collection of goodies really has evolved over the last year and I’m always excited to share with all of you what I’ve had the opportunity to try.  This post may be a long one because I have a lot to share, so be prepared for that.  It’s picture heavy – but hey, we all love a little makeup and eye candy, right?  Let’s get into it.

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Let’s start off with Beauty Junkees brand new Matte Liquid Lipsticks.  They retail for $14.97 each and are very different from others on the market.  They are water resistant so these make the perfect selection for hitting the beach without sacrificing color on your lips.  They’ll last you all day.  They are lightweight and feel really comfortable on the lips.  They go on smooth, dry fast and are non-sticky.  I love that they offer 3x the pigment than other liquid lipsticks currently available and offer a strain that feels good on.  Made in the USA and paraben-free, gluten-free and of course – cruelty-free.

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The shades I have swatched for you above are (left to right):  Soul Mate, Metallic Sorbet and Dinner Party.

These liquid lippies are available in six gorgeous colors – Amaretto, Caramel Latte, Dinner Party, Metallic Sorbet, Soul Mate and Vampirette.  There’s a color for anyone and a small but perfect range of shades for most if not all skin tones.

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These lippies come in pretty fun frosted packaging and have easy to use doe foot applicators.  The application is a breeze and I didn’t notice any streaking or smudges once it set on the lips.  I like that you can top these with a gloss if you want a shiny look or wear on its own.  These lippies are quite long lasting and overall, considering the price point and how nice they feel on, I’m pretty impressed.

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Lip gloss sets and a great Vitamin E lippy are also on the list of lusts from Beauty Junkees new roll out.  Let’s start with the Vitamin E Moisture Stick since it literally has been a favorite thing for me to use lately.  Perfect for dry and chapped lips, this lip balm (retailing for $10.00) has been my go-to.  Made with Vitamin E to help soothe and heal the lips and provide you with relief from minor sunburns while protecting the lips so you can enjoy fun in the sun.  With long term use, the Vitamin E helps to block free radicals from damaging the skin cells and leaves your lips hydrated and moisturized.  Paraben Free, Gluten Free, and Cruelty-Free as well as made in the USA.  While this lip balm is in simplistic packaging, I think you’ll find that it will literally be a favorite once your lips feel it.  No funky tastes or feel… just soft smooth lips.  This has also been a favorite for me to use on top of any of my drying matte lipsticks to help rehydrate.

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Because these are minis, they are travel and purse friendly, but there is still a lot of product that you can get out of these beauties.

The mini lip glosses also come in a 3pc. set.  Mint Lip Gloss Sets are available in two different selections – Kissable and Loveable.  I got the Loveable collection.  I’m not a big gloss fan, if you have been around here a while, you know this about me.  But I love a gloss that is perfect on the go, hydrating and not sticky.  Well, these definitely do all of those for me.  Retailing for $14.97, you get a 3 piece set that includes:  Mint Sugar Glaze (matte finish) which goes on clear with a slight hint of peach, Mint Blossom (matte finish) has a mauve plum tint and Mint Charming (shimmer finish) that has a rose mauve pink tint.  They are sheer glosses that go on smooth and are non-stick.  These have been perfect for me to wear alone or to top my favorite matte lippy.

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Beauty Junkees also released Eye Shadow Quads that includes four single shadows in magnetic refill pans.  Each pan is 26mm (the perfect size to fill your makeup kit) and while they do not currently come in a quad, they are ready to be placed in a magnetic palette of your choice.  (You can check out the one that Beauty Junkees offers here)

This particular collection of shades is called:  From The Stars Metallic Collection Eye Shadow Quad

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The colors you see swatches above (left to right) are:  Star Gazing, Star Bright, Constellation, and Star Field.

These gorgeous metallic shades are some of my favorites from Beauty Junkees and I love how buttery and pigmented these shadows are.  If you are looking to try some gorgeous neutral shades from the brand, I definitely suggest checking these out.

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The Totally 80’s Collection Eye Shadow Quad offers fun and bold shades that are perfect for the rocker in your or for summer eye looks.  This collection includes 4 single eye shadow pans in Break Dancing (Matte), Leg Warmers (Pearlized), Totally Awesome (Matte) and That’s So Rad (Matte Pearl).

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Swatched above from left to right:  Break Dancing, That’s So Rad, Leg Warmers, Totally Awesome.  These particular shadows apply nicely on the eyes and are beautiful and bold over a good sticky base.  I apologize for how soft the swatches look on my arm.  Because I’m a little darker skin and I swatch without primer, the colors did not show up as well.  But, they are quite pretty on the eyes for sure.

Each Quad retails for $19.97.

Now, let’s talk Blush and Highlight Duo, shall we?  I’ve added these gorgeous beauties to my collection of blushes and highlights from Beauty Junkees (which you can see) but I wanted to let you know that if you purchased the Matte Blush and lightly frosted highlighter as a duo, that would cost $14.97 – a major steal.

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I currently have the Peach Petal Collection (Peach Petal Blush & Pow! Highlighter) and Mauve Mist Collection ( Mauve Mist Blush and Pink Parfait Highlighter)

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Peach Petal Collection – Peach Petal Blush & POW! Highlighter.  This is the perfect summer blush and highlighter duo for me and I’ve been getting a ton of use out of these gorgeous beauties.  If you are looking for some color with a hint of shimmer, these would be perfect for you.  I think these shades look especially nice on a warm skin tone.

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Mauve Mist Collection is also gorgeous. It includes Mauve Mist Blush and Pink Parfait Highlighter.  I love Mauve Mist blush on me because it works so well with my deeper skin tone, and offers the perfect flush of color.  Pink Parfait is a cool toned highlighter – I tend to use warmer tones or a blend of golds, but it’s still gorgeous on the cheekbones.  It offers a gleam of highlight without looking too “Bam! What?!” when wearing it.  It does have a little more shimmer than POW!  but it’s still gorgeous nonetheless.  If you’re interested in frosted highlighters but you want something that you can build up – you’ll enjoy this one.

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Each blush and highlighter offer a great range of color for a lot of skin tones and I love that they are super pigmented.  The highlighters can be a bit dusty and have fall out, so make sure you tap off the excess before applying to the face.  Also – since the highlighters are so pigmented, I highly suggest using a fan brush or light hand when applying.  The blushes while pigmented can be applied with a light hand for a flush of color to the cheeks or with a little more pressure for a bolder look.

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Like I’ve mentioned before, it’s no secret that Beauty Junkees is a brand I truly love.  Their brushes are my go-to’s and I haven’t bought any high-end brushes since.  I love the overall quality of their cosmetic line and I absolutely enjoy seeing a small, woman run business expand their products to include some of my favorite tools and makeup items.  If I had to choose one favorite item to try, it would be near to impossible.  I hope that providing you with a few of the ones I’ve been working and playing with the last several months will help.  Oh – let’s not forget about their sponges too… I won’t buy another expensive beauty blender again thanks to Beauty Junkees.

Check out some of my past posts I’ve done on Beauty Junkees products:

Eye Shadow Singles

Empty Magnetic Palette, Lip Exfoliator, Contour & Highlight Pencils and more

Makeup Brush for Eyes and Face

So, how about you?  Do you have any of Beauty Junkees products on your radar to try?  I definitely suggest heading on over to their website (listed above) to check out what they have to offer.  There are many items I have tried from the brand that I can’t stop raving about and I highly suggest checking them out.  If you’re interested in something but need a little advice, feel free to comment or message me and we can discuss personally.

Wishing you all a wonderful day.

 

 

 


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It’s no secret that I’m not really a huge gloss fan.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I think they are ugly or anything – it’s just that I have long hair that ALWAYS gets stuck to my lips and I’m not a fan of the sticky icky… ya know?  So, when I find a gloss that is not only gorgeous but also isn’t sticky – I’m a fan… like totally.  Jesses Girl is a brand that I’ve loved for a few years now since first trying something from the line about 5 years ago (or so) and I remember seeing the release of these Glow Stix Lip Glosses a year or so back.  I honestly thought they looked cool, but didn’t really think it would be something I’d enjoy – until I used them.  Today I’m going to share with you my thoughts on these Jesses Girl Glow Stix Lip Glosses… and you can decide if they are something you’ll want to check out too.

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Jesses Girl Glow Stix Lip Glosses are available in three colors and retail for $4.99 (net. wt. – 0.05 oz / 1.5 mL each).  These are stunning iridescent, holographic topcoat glosses that feel really really nice on the lips.  As I mentioned previously, I’m not a fan of gloss because they tend to be sticky and get caught in my hair – but I found after using these that they are quite comfortable on the lips.  I have had these now for over a month and have used them to top my favorite lip colors and have also used them on their own.

The available shades are: Red Dawn, Tangerine and Wicked.

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Red Dawn is clear iridescent gloss with an orange hue and a red shift.  It is my favorite of the three to top over a pink lipstick shade because it really enhances the lipstick color.

Ingredients:  Cholesteryl oleyl carbonate, Cholesteryl chloride, Cholesteryl noanoate, BHT

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Red Dawn

Tangerine is a clear iridescent gloss with a yellow hue and a green shift.  This is a gorgeous color to top pink or nude lipsticks to enhance the color.

Ingredients: Cholesteryl oleyl carbonate, Cholesteryl chloride, Cholesteryl noanoate, BHT

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Tangerine

Wicked is the boldest out of the three shades in my opinion.  It is a clear iridescent gloss with a green hue and a blue shift.  I have been enjoying putting this gloss over red lipsticks or deep fuchsia or berry colors.

Ingredients: Cholesteryl oleyl carbonate, Cholesteryl chloride, Cholesteryl noanoate, BHT

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Each shade on my lips was applied with two coats of gloss and minimal blotting so that you could see the color effect that the glosses provided.   However, when I use these glosses, I usually will pucker my lips together for a more natural look.  The photo below is what my lips look like if I pucker them up and blend and distribute the color much more evenly on my lips.  This is how I would wear it on it’s own if used without any base.

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a blend of Red Dawn and Tangerine on bare lips
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Wicked Glow Stix Lip Gloss over a pink lipstick

These lip glosses, while made and designed to be toppers actually make really nice glosses on their own.  They feel comfortable on the lips and while they need to be reapplied after drinking, eating and some talking, they give your lips a gorgeous glossy look with a color hue.  I really enjoy wearing them on their own and love that my lips feel moisturized and hydrated when I have them on.

The lip gloss comes with your standard doe foot type of applicator – but I like it, it applies the gloss nicely and I can easily trace the outline of my lips without any issues.

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The packaging on these lip glosses is simple but very fun.  It’s basic and allows you to see through to the iridescent holographic color inside which I think is super cool.  While these shades do not fully glow in the dark, because of the type of colors they are – you can see a hint of them under a black light.  I don’t have pictures to show you but I noticed it on accident while at a party – you could see a yellow hue to my lips – I thought it was pretty cool.  These lip glosses are obviously not something you would expect to use but once you try them, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how cool they are.  I definitely think they are fun and I love using them on their own.  They are not kiss proof – which I mentioned before, but they feel so comfortable on the lips that I enjoy using them.

So how about you, do you think you would like these funky glow stix glosses?  I think they are fun and definitely worth checking out at that price point.  I suggest picking up at least one and having some fun.

You can purchase these beauties at: https://www.jessesgirlcosmetics.com/ or at your local Rite Aid.  We don’t have Rite Aid here so I order online and enjoy the affordable and quick shipping.

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I’ll be honest, I didn’t think that I would write about these, but since I already filmed the video review and it’s been sitting in my Que for release for a few weeks now, I figured that I would write one anyway.  My opinions haven’t changed since first trying these lippies and I doubt that they will.  Let’s get on with it – shall we?  Today I’m talking to you about the Wet n Wild Color Icon Metallic Liquid Lipsticks from the Limited Edition Lost in the Wild Flowers collection.

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The Wet n Wild Color Icon Metallic Liquid Lipsticks from the Lost in the Wild Flowers collection showed up in my local Walgreens about a month (or more) ago and I found four shades available.  The display was quite picked through so I’m not quite sure if there are more colors available, but I picked up what my Walgreens had and I was really excited to get my hands on them.  Retailing for just $3.99 these metallic liquid lipsticks were a part of a limited edition collection that included nail polishes and some blush and highlighters (or that is what I seen in the display) and I decided I would only pick up the lipsticks.

Now this new craze of metallic liquid lipsticks seem to be hitting quite a few companies and brands as they are being released all over the internet and you may have already seen different brands like Kylie Jenner and Milani – even ColourPop recently released a set of them.  I was quite excited to try one that was affordable.  After bringing the four shades home with me, I immediately began to swatch each one.

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The packaging is adorable and I love how small it is while still packing in a good amount of product.  The doe foot applicator is also quite nice.  It has a slight dip in the applicator allowing you to apply the product to your lips easily and ensuring the product hugs your lips to create shape.  It reminds me of the Jordana Sweet Cream liquid lipstick applicator which I talk about in this post here.  The only difference is that the one from Wet n Wild, the applicator is a little more on the fluffier side, but it still makes applying the product a breeze.

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Left to Right: Peony Express, Indigo Your Own Way, Chrysanthemum’s the Word, Coming Up Roses

If you are looking for a lip product that is much like a gloss, you may like this particular lippy.  This reminds me of a glittery gloss with a similar texture.  It’s kind of odd to me to be honest and applying it on my lips – while the colors are pigmented, it looked weird and felt uncomfortable.  This is not a liquid lipstick texture I would prefer.  It reminds me of a gel like lip gloss formula with shimmer and metallic flecks.

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Left to Right, Top to Bottom: Peony Express, Chrysanthemum’s the Word, Indigo Your Own Way, Coming Up Roses

Longevity… I couldn’t say that these lasted AT ALL.  They kiss off very easily and drinking or eating anything really left a mess behind.  While they do have nice pigment and color, I hate that when I wipe it off my lips, it leaves that metallic shimmer behind which settles into the fine lines and cracks in my lips.  It’s unattractive and really emphasizes all those lines on my lips whether at it’s full pigmentation or faded.  I also haven’t seen any other colors available in this line and while I’m not a fan, maybe a different color selection would make for a different opinion.  All of the shades have a blue base to them, which is not my favorite to wear – especially if they have a shimmer or metallic look to them.

 

Since they are so affordable, I think they would definitely be a great topper for a matte lipstick or something fun to wear.  They oddly remind me of my childhood – which by the way, I am a child of the 80s and a teen of the 90s, so that says a lot about the shade range and finish.  While I was able to apply the lip products and get color from them, there is a lot of streaky color application and sometimes I felt like I was applying more and more but rubbing off color at the same time.  While these are cheap, unless you have something fun planned for them – I don’t think they would be used well for every day or even special occasions.  I have had MANY Wet n Wild lippies over the years and these definitely made the “eh” list because I have them so I’ll try to make use of them, but I’m not a fan and don’t think I will be.  If I had to absolutely choose one out of the whole bunch, I think “Coming Up Roses” – the darkest shade in the bunch, would probably be my favorite – though, I wouldn’t exactly use the word “favorite”.  One I know I would be able to make use of is the purple shade – Indigo Your Own Way.  When it comes to the metallic part in that particular lipstick, it lends for the glitter to be more wearable then the rest.

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In the packaging, these look like absolutely beautiful colors and I think they are… but for me personally, I think they just were not the right fit.  At under $4.00 each – the price point is nice and I’m sure I’ll figure out a way to make use of them.  Have you tried these yet and if so, what are your thoughts?  If you haven’t, do you think you’ll be checking any of these out.

Click here to watch my video as I walk you through my thoughts and swatches: https://youtu.be/v1E7hCMtpQs

I have always been a fan of Wet n Wild and I’m really enjoying their new releases I’ve seen hitting the stores lately, but this particular set I think could use some improvements.  Texture, longevity and overall formulation could use some changes and are certainly to be desired.  While this is my opinion of these liquid lipsticks from Wet n Wild, that doesn’t change my general opinion of the brand, and I do still enjoy what WnW offers.

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I can’t believe how much the liquid lipstick trend has blew up over the last year.  I have tried so many different brands and have built myself quite an extensive collection of this liquid greatness.  Today, I share with you a company that I have not tried prior to now and one that I have been enjoying.  Move over dry liquid lipsticks and make way for the era of bold and daring color with moisturizing feel and texture.  I introduce to you the Peeks Cosmetics Lip Blasters.

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Peeks Cosmetics Lip Blasters ($14.00 USD) come in at least 20 different shades from your basic nudes and browns to bold reds and gorgeous shades of the rainbow.  You can even find black and white in the mix of colors they have available.  These fun and funky lip shades are sure to tickle anyone’s love for makeup and provide high intensity lip color in a semi-matte finish.  Each one is moisturizing, which is quite different from your average liquid lipsticks on the market today and they provide long-lasting and vibrant color in just one swipe.  With application you get a light weight formula that applies smoothly and a mint flavor that keeps your mouth looking and feeling kissably fresh all day.

A Cruelty Free, Gluten and Paraben Free product – this liquid lipstick is a bit different then what you are seeing in the market at the moment.  It leaves your lips with a gloss like texture and dries down to a semi-gloss / semi-matte once it’s been on the lips for a while.  I highly suggest you using a lip liner prior to application to keep the liquid in place through the day so you don’t get feathering or travel outside of your lip line and you can also blot the color some after application for longer wear.  Expect transfer with these babies… because they do and can slip off the lips like a traditional gloss and lack the sticky from a traditional gloss so they will come off really easily if not careful.

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I find that these colors apply very bold and vibrant with one swipe.  However, since the doe foot applicator used to apply the product is smaller than most, it can take a few applications to cover your entire lip.  Reapplying this product is easy because your lips are not dried out like traditional liquid lipsticks that stain and dry down matte.  I found that after eating or drink, reapplying the product is a must and if I’m not eating or drinking I can get a few hours of wear before touching up.

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Left to Right: Popularity, Purple Kisses, Mystery, Delicious

As you can tell from the swatches below – most of the color is bold and vibrant without streaking.  Application on these is like dealing with a thin liquid, so it really makes blotting your lips or puckering your lips easy and you don’t have to worry about that sticky feel you can get or bunching from traditional liquid lipsticks.  I highly suggest that if you have naturally dry lips that you still exfoliate because certain colors (like the pink and purple) can settle into the lines of your lips and leave them looking dry even if the finish and texture of this product is glossy.

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If you are looking to tone down the bright colors like Popularity and Purple Kisses you can simply blend in a warm brown lip liner or lipstick.  Something like Milani’s Color Statement lip liner in Spice will help to warm up the tone of those shades and make them a tad bit more wearable.  With Delicious – the deep brown Lip Blaster, you could add a light brown or cream brown shade to soften up the brown to make that more wearable.  One suggestion would be NYX’s Liquid Suede lip cream in Tea & Cookies blended with Delicious from Peeks to create a gorgeous mauve toned brown.

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If you are looking at trying something new and are into the liquid lipstick craze, but you’re tired of the dry lips that those lipsticks can leave you… then I highly suggest checking Peeks Cosmetics Lip Blasters out.  These products are so cool and comfortable in texture and really leave your lips feeling moisturized with a vibrant punch of color.  Remember that while these have wonderful pigment, are bright and bold – they do have movement and can wipe off and transfer – so this is definitely not husband kiss approved (lol).  The gloss look can really offer your lips a hydrated and juicy look and the gloss look stays through out the wear.  If you blot your lips some, they still look a little wet – though they feel so comfortable on, you would probably think you have a liquid like lip balm on your lips.

Have you heard of Peeks Cosmetics before or their Lip Blasters?  If so – what colors have your tried or have you seen and if not, what do you think about them.  I really want to try some of the nude shades to see how I’ll like those and have my eyes set on: Caramel Latte, Diva and Silver Belles (a fun silver shade for makeup looks).  I think that the products are nice and I’m overall impressed with the quality as well as the wear.  You can’t beat a lipstick that feels good on the lips.

Purchase these products and others from Peeks Cosmetics here.

Stop on by my YouTube channel to get a full run down as well as live swatches and a try-on of Delicious here or in the embedded video above.

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Let’s face it, when it comes to beauty, everyone is looking for that “quick fix” product or the new trend in beauty.  I’m always looking for products that help enhance my features and I think I found one that I like.  Today I introduce you to Sublime Lips by Cheeky Physique.  A great way to get your pucker noticed with a product that offers fast results and a hydrating, feel-good formula.

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This awesome little tube of lip gloss goodness includes Sublime Lips ($25 USD – 0.34 fl.oz / 10 mL), a Manuka Honey Lip Plumper that literally takes your natural pout to the next level with its high impact combo of nourishing Manuka honey and advanced lip plumping ingredients.  You get fast results and a hydrating feel on the lips without the sticky that you would expect from a traditional gloss.

You can use Sublime Lips alone for a natural look or you can top your favorite lip color and add a little vavoom to your lips.  I love using Sublime Lips on its own but find that if I want to take my favorite matte lipsticks to a whole new level, topping them with these lip plumper will give them that little extra something.  When using this product, I find that you instantly get a tingly feeling on the lips – but it’s a cooling sensation vs. a burning sensation like other lip plumpers offer.  As you feel the cooling sensation – the circulation in your lips is gently being increased.  Within a few short minutes the lips will appear fuller and more defined.

This product (while does look a bit pink) is colorless and long lasting.  The formula has a great sweet honey scent, but it not overpowering at all for those who are sensitive to fragrance.  I love that it is not sticky and I can rub my lips together consistently (as I like to do) and it feels comfortable on.

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Packaging is simple, but cute.  I love the pink that adorns it and the standard doe foot applicator makes applying the product onto the lips a breeze.  I like to keep my tube in my purse to apply on the go.  Because Sublime Lips is not sticky, it makes the perfect moisturizer for my lips while giving me a natural plump look.

Clinical tests for key ingredient HilurlipTM (a proprietary blend of hyaluronic acid and tripeptide-1) demonstrated the following results:

  • Lips achieved up to a 30% increase in fullness after 30 days. (A 9.2% increase was the average.)
  • 85% of participants noticed a volumizing effect.*
  • 70% experienced anti-aging and rejuvenating effects.*
  • 100% were satisfied with the moisturizing and emollient effects.*

*Self assessment by 20 women after 30 days.

Sublime Lips by Cheeky Physique includes key ingredients like: Manuka Honey (an ingredient that is packed with antioxidants, it’s the ideal ingredient to hydrate, nourish and protect the lips), Hyaluronic Acid (Sublime Lips contains hyaluronic acid microspheres that swell when they come in contact with skin moisture, hydrating and plumping the lips) and Tripeptide-1 (a natural ingredient that supports natural collagen production for visible volume enhancement.  Tripeptide-1 also helps protect skin cells from signs of aging for smoother, younger, sexier-looking lips.)

Since I have naturally full lips, I didn’t think that this product would do much in helping to plump them.  But after the first use of Sublime Lips, I noticed that my lips not only looked juicier but smoother.  And, what I love about this product is that while it has a gloss effect, my husband will still kiss me because it doesn’t feel sticky like a traditional gloss.  It has a little bit of tack to it – but overall feels like a lip oil with a little more body.

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Above are my lips taken before applying Sublime Lips.  My lips have been exfoliated but do not have any lip balm on them.  This image was taken with my phone and has been cropped, but not edited.  You can see the fine lines in my lips and lack of definition.  I might also add that this photograph was taken right before applying sublime lips and first thing in the morning after my morning skin care routine.

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Above are my lips after applying Sublime Lips.  My lips have had the product on for about 30 seconds and the tingling and cooling (while I can still feel them) are not as prominent.   Not only do my lips look glossy, but they look and feel hydrated, have increased in volume some what and look moisturized.  The lip line where my cupid’s bow is has plumped up some and doesn’t look as dark – leaving my lips looking smooth and juicy.

While the tingling does go away (and again, it is not that strong), I find that you still have a slight mint like feel to the lips until you remove the product.  With eating or drinking, Sublime Lips will come off but reapplying the product is not difficult and it doesn’t leave your lips feeling sticky or weird when the product is removed.  I absolutely love that this plumper includes Hyaluronic Acid, as it is a product I use daily on my skin and I can totally feel and notice the difference with this additive in Sublime Lips.

Ingredients: 

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Jojoba Oil, Polyglycerol-3 Beeswax, Isohexadecane, Lecithin, Manuka Honey, Castor Oil, Soybean Seed Extract, BIS-PEG/PPG-14/14 Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tripeptide-1, Lactobacillus/Capsicum Frutescens Fruit Ferment Extract, Menthol, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Red 27, Flavor

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Have you tried anything from Cheeky Physique before or have you heard of the brand?  What about Sublime Lips?  When it comes to lip plumpers, I’m very particular and tend to not use them because I don’t like that they can burn, but I was very impressed with Sublime Lips.  Do you think this is something you could check out for yourself?  If you are interested in purchasing Sublime Lips or other products from Cheeky Physique you can visit their site here.

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It’s no secret that I am a lip balm junkie and I’m always looking for one that hydrates and protects my lips with a sweet scent or flavor that makes treatment fun and exciting.  I have tried many available so I was so excited to be given the opportunity to try some from Mwah.  Mwah launched in 2014 with a vision to offer an innovative, effective, fresh and healthy spin on lip care that is still affordable for young women.  Mwah’s lip care products are natural, do not have harmful chemicals or preservatives and are never tested on animals.  They are produced in their 100% solar powered factory right in the U.S. (Southern California).  Today I am excited to share these products with you – they have been favorites of mine since I began using them so let’s chit chat about it.

Summer Lip Care For Your Perfect Pout With Mwah

Mwah offers three types of products at the moment.  Their lip balm stick, lip gloss and lip balm slider.  These products are available for purchase at stores like Target, Ulta, Walgreens, Walmart, CVS and Meijer as well as on Amazon.  Each of their products are solar factory made and are fun for all ages.  The packaging is cute – meant for tweens I’m sure, but this young-at-heart 35 year old loves it and I proudly tote them and take them out anywhere and in public.

Mwah products are produced in a 100% solar powered facility because the sun nourishes the mangoes that go into the super moisturizing formula.  Drawing from 100,000 watts of solar energy, Mwah’s facility combines solar power, low energy demand equipment and motion activated lighting to help reduce the carbon footprint and environmental effects from manufacturing their products.  I really love that so much thought and care is taken into consideration with the production of a product that I have grown to love.  What’s great is that each product is also made with Mango butter which is one of the healthiest and most beneficial ingredients for the skin.  It hydrates and nourishes and has great emollient properties but also provides excellent protection against the sun’s damaging UV radiation.  With vitamins A, C and E – mango butter offers awesome moisture and the hardness of the butter makes it a great butter for stick formulations such as lip balm and lotion bars.  Used to treat dry skin, heal skin peeling from tanning and heal sunburn and promote healthy rejuvenated skin.  Mwah’s products include all of this goodness thanks to the inclusion of mango butter in their lip products.

Summer Lip Care For Your Perfect Pout With Mwah

I have been loving the lip balm sticks and keep one in my purse, one on my vanity and one at my desk.  Available in Mango Madness, Creamsicle and Strawberry Sweetheart.  Creamsicle is my favorite at the moment.  Applying this is easy and my lips feel wonderfully moisturized and soft.  I especially have been loving applying this product prior to adding a lip color to give my lips a soft, pouty look.

Summer Lip Care For Your Perfect Pout With Mwah

The sliders are fun and have cute and interesting packaging.  Available in Coconut Chick, Sweet Tart and Mango Tango.  My favorite at the moment is Mango Tango and I love putting this balm on my lips before bed to give my pout a soft feel through the night and first thing in the morning.  Each slider includes mango butter, shea butter and macadamia nut oil which make them not only yummy but filled with great ingredients.  I love how cute and fun the packaging is, though I am not too fond of using my fingers to apply the product.  While I’m out and about, I tend to take the stick form to keep from contamination or germs but love the slider nonetheless.

Summer Lip Care For Your Perfect Pout With Mwah

Last but not least are the lip glosses.  Available in Berrylicious, Peachy Keen and Sugar lips.  These come in a traditional lip gloss squeeze tube and are made with mango butter and avocado oil to keep your lips pouty and pretty.  Each gloss is glittery and while I do think they are fun and make a great topper on the lips for on the go, I think these are definitely meant for the tween generation.  The gloss is thick, but feels nice on the lips which help to keep your lips moisturized.

Summer Lip Care For Your Perfect Pout With Mwah

I am glad I was introduced to this brand and love the message behind their products as well as the products themselves.  While I may not get much use out of the glosses, I have been loving the lip balm sticks and sliders and have been using them like crazy.  I have had a favorite lip balm now for over 4 years and I think I have just found one (or a few) that I enjoy more.  My lips love me and I love how soft they feel.

These products are made with a 100% natural formula and are Not tested on animals.  They do not include parabens, sulfates or harsh chemicals and are solar-factory made.  Not to mention they are filled with mango butter and delicious flavors.  I’m sold.

Have you tried these products from Mwah or have you seen them in your local stores?  I think the lip balms (stick and slider) will be a product I’ll continue to love for years to come.  You can check out what Mwah has to offer on their website at: http://www.perfectlypoutable.com/.

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With Christmas less than a week away, if you are looking for a fun present for that One Direction fan in your life, this may be it.  These kits offer a wide range of goodies for the makeup lover or enthusiast in your life.  I think it’s perfect for that Teen you are shopping for that loves a little color and wants to have some fun.  Check out these Makeup Kits by One Direction and how fun they are to give as a gift.

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Available from Markwins and One Direction, these kits come in three sets, Electro Glam Mascara, Liquilights Glow Glosses and Rock Me Nail Kit.  Available in Macy’s, Dillards, Boscov’s, Stage Stores, Beauty Brands and Lord & Taylor, this kits are Limited Edition and were released on November 15th.

Makeup by One Direction Mascara

The Electro Glam Mascaras come in three very bold shades.  This trio of goodies can be used on your hair or lashes and offer a high pigment color payoff with buidable colors.  Use these shades to bring a bright coat of color to your lashes or use on your hair in small sections to add some funky and fun Electric highlights.

Makeup by One Direction Mascara

Colors in this set include:  Shock of Blue, Pinkest Hot Pink and Amped Canary Yellow.  For a bright color punch, layer each color to create a bold shade.  Looking to add some color to your hair for a night out or something fun?  Don’t worry – these will wash out quickly and easily.
Liquilights Gloss by One DirectionThe Liquilights Glow Gloss set includes a collection of three sparkly glosses.  These cool glosses illuminate under a UV Black light after the dark offering a cool glow.  They include natural oils and vitamin E to help keep your lips soft and hydrated all day and night.  The gloss is a bit sticky, so you may want to pull your hair back when using it.
Liquilights Gloss by One DirectionKiss You is an orange glitter gloss that glows neon yellow under the UV light, Taken is a Powerhouse glitter pink lip gloss that glows to a neon orange under UV light and Through the Dark is an electric glitter poppy shade that glows to a neon red-orange under the UV light.
Liquilights Gloss by One DirectionThe doe foot applicator for these glosses are awesome.  They are flat and make it easy to apply with a full punch of color in one swipe.  Like I mentioned before, I am not too fond of the sticky from the glosses, but I think these are great for those just starting in makeup or looking to add some fun when out at the club.
Rock Me Nail Kit Makeup by One directionThe Rock Me Nail kit includes three UV Reactive Nail Kits and three UV Reactive glitter nail toppings.  After painting your nails, simply sprinkle some of the glitter over your wet nail polish for a subtle or over the top fabulous look.  You can dip your entire mani into the glitter for a huge amount of glitz and glam.Polish/Varnishes include:  Happily – UV iced blue glitter, Moments – UV neon pink and Diana – UV 3D holographic.
Glitter Toppings include:  Kicks – UV snow cone blue, Not afraid – UV electrified pink glitter and Star – UV holo glitter.Overall, if you are shopping for that teen makeup lover in your life, I think these would be fun and a great addition to their growing makeup collection.
If you have One Direction fans in your family, this would be a great gift for them.  Don’t forget that each set is limited edition so you will want to get your hands on them before they are gone.
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I posted on my Instagram a few weeks ago that I would have a review and swatches up of the new L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paints, but I just didn’t get around to posting it so I’m doing it now.  A few months ago I posted my review and swatches of the original six glazed lip paints which you can read here, and while these little tubes of colors are certainly affordable, that doesn’t take away from how nice they are.  I introduce to you the additional 12 shades that was added to the line about 2 months ago which includes shades that I have been wearing a lot lately.

L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paints

I’ve been enjoying myself with all the shades and love that they are easily layered and mix nicely.  Overall I think that the new shades offer much more selection which is great.  Check out my live swatches in the video embedded below or click here to watch directly on YouTube.

L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paints new colors
Whisper, Elude, Flirt, Whimsical, Tango and Peony (left to right).

For the first set of Glazed Lip Paints are the softer shades.

As you can see from the shades, these tones have white hues to them, making them easy to use year round but what I love to do is take these shades and blend them with the darker hues to offer a customized color blend but also making the darker shades a little more wearable.

LA Girl Glazed Lip Paints new colors
Left to Right – Top to Bottom: Peony, Tango, Whimsical, Flirt, Elude & Whisper

 

My favorite from this set of six would be Elude.  This is not a shade I would use often and in fact, if I did it would probably be something I would use more during the Spring and Summer months, but it applies nicely on my lips and I can easily soften the look for an every day lip look.  I didn’t think I would like this Nude/Coral blend, but I have been enjoying it.

LA Girl Glazed Lip Paints New Shades
Feisty, Seduce, Gleam, Tease, Daring, Tempt (pictured left to right)

Next are the six shades that are a little more on the bold side.  I love the colors in this set because they are bold, most of them offer that gorgeous rich deep purples that I love and the colors are perfect for Fall.  If I had to select one shade that would be my absolute favorite it would be a mix between Seduce, Daring and Tempt but Daring would be my absolute favorite.  I am not a huge fan of Tease because it does have small silver glitters within it and I feel like it just doesn’t look good on my lips, though I’m sure someone would rock it out better than me.

LA Girl Glazed Lip Paints new colors
Pictured Left to Right – Top to Bottom: Tempt, Daring, Tease, Gleam, Seduce, Feisty

Just like the original six that was released in Spring, these offer a gloss like texture without the sticky feeling and have that tingle minty feel that I like because it is not overpowering and nice on the lips.  I love how these glide on and found that when applying with a doe foot applicator, they actually apply much nicer on the lips than with a lip brush or directly from the glazed lip paint tube.  Just as before in my original review, these just didn’t have the longevity on my lips and if I drink or eat anything, they wipe off quite easily… I get probably 2 hours max use out of these if I’m talking quite a bit.  Does that stop me from using them?  No, especially with these new additions (the deep plum/purple shades) I have become even more of a fan.

LA Girl Glazed Lip Paint Daring

 

I wish these had a little longer lasting power on my lips, but like I mentioned, I do love them.  I have been using Daring and Tempt pretty often in the last couple of weeks.  While the deeper shades do not stain, I do notice that they live a light hue on my lips with remnants of the shade.  I love that my lips do not feel dry and when the product is on my lips, it feels really nice.  I do recommend a lip liner because these don’t really bleed, but do have slip so without a liner, the color does move.  Overall though, I’m still impressed and enjoy them.  For $4.00 – that’s a steal.

Each tube has 0.40 fl oz / 12 mL included and can be purchased at LA Girl’s Website or at select retail locations that sell the brand.  Shipping to Hawaii is very expensive from the site and I haven’t been able to find this brand here so I purchased these from a reputable seller on ebay for a discount.

Have you tried any of these Glazed Lip Paints?  Are the new additions to the collection shades that you would be interested in?  Comment and let me know.

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I am an OG Monthly Subscription box/bag person… having been one of the first subscribers to Birchbox, Ipsy (then My Glam) and even one of the first for Glossy Box in the US, so I’m always stoked and excited to try out new Monthly Subscription services, especially if they are beauty related and offer Full Size goodies.  This month I had the opportunity to get a new Monthly Box in my mail and I was definitely excited since we all know I’m a lip product junkie.

Lip Monthly is a $10 a month beauty subscription.  You can select to have your Lip Monthly membership be monthly, every 4 months or yearly.  You will receive approximately 3-4 Full Sized Lip Products or Beauty Products and 1-2 Sample Sized products.  This box includes primarily lip products, but they are looking to include at least one bonus item that may not be a lip product in future bags.  Keep in mind, this subscription is just a couple of months old and still working out all the processes so at their early stage, we can expect a couple of small hiccups.

 

This month’s theme is Lips 101 – focused on getting ready to go back to school and enjoying the lovely summer weather.  There were a total of five products in the August Lip Monthly Bag… however, I did receive an extra product as an additional Press Sample to show you other products that you can get in your bag.  Check out my Open Box Video embedded below (and the excitement as I see each product) or click here to watch directly on YouTube.

Every month LipMonthly’s experts travel across the country to find the best products in retail stores, so you don’t have to. We will bring you the best deals on the market, in our beautifully designed packaged boxes. All that’s left for you to do is try them on!


Lip Monthly August 2014
I was super excited to see that Lip Monthly had City Color Cosmetics – since I am not able to easily get my hands on this brand.  This is the City Color Cosmetics Be Matte Lipstick in Phoebe and retails for $3.99.  This product is a full sized item.

Lip Monthly August 2014

The next item I received was the City Color Glossy Kiss Lip Gloss.  I could not find the name of the product or the actual product or cost on City Color Cosmetics website.  This was a bonus item sent to me, so not everyone who got a Lip Monthly bag would have received this.  The lip gloss is really nice, has a nice color to it and I love that it smells like Jolly Ranchers.  I’m not sure if this product is new to City Color Cosmetics or not yet released or a discontinued item.  But, I’ll be sure to update once I know more.

Lip Monthly August 2014

The next goodie I got in my bag is the City Color Cosmetics Lip Balm in Ultra Pink.  This lip balm retails on the site for 2.99 and is a moisturizing lip balm with a lipstick-like texture.  It also has a lot of pigment and offers a bold color on the lips.

Lip Monthly August 2014

The City Color Magic Balm was an interesting find in this August bag.  It retails for $3.99 and is not available on CCC website just yet.  I have been told this is a new product not yet released.  It is a moisturizing balm and at first I thought that it just offered a sheer wash of color on the lips but after using it on my lips and waiting a minute, I looked at my lips to find that the color pigment actually increased and became a deeper shade.  I guess that is where they got the “magic” part from.

Lip Monthly August 2014

I also got a Jesse’s Girl product in my bag this month.  This Jesse’s Girl Lip Gloss Lip Lock retails for $4.99 and is a sheer pink with light shimmer.  It’s a gorgeous gloss but a little on the sticky side (definitely not a fan of sticky), but overall – it’s a fun shade that I can definitely make use of or pass on to my sissy for her fun.  This lip gloss is in the shade Lickity  Split.

Lip Monthly August 2014

Last but not least is the Monthly Mix Up item.  It is a Pixi by Petra Lid Last Shadow Pen in Gentle Gold and retails for $18.00.  The shade is one I know I’ll get some use out of I love the high price point.

Overall, I think this bag is pretty cool – so much so I actually subscribed and signed up.  I love that it offers you a collection of lip goodies, which is great.  This will make it much more favorable for me knowing that there shouldn’t be much of an issue with shipping as other Monthly Subscriptions have had in the past due to items that include Hasmat items that cannot be shipped air to me in Hawaii.  I have heard from a few people that they had issues with Lip Monthly the first few months, but as I mentioned in the beginning, like any subscription service, you can expect to be a few kinks as they work everything out to be much smoothly.  When I first started with Ipsy (then My Glam), shipping and products were an issue back then and it took some time to really get things running smoothly.

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I love that Lip Monthly has a little card that lists the products in the bag as well as the price point so you know the value of your bag.  I also like that they sent a little cosmetic bag as a part of this month’s bag… because I have seen that others have gotten little boxes to hold their products in previous months.  While it does remind me of Ipsy a bit, I do like the personal touch and appreciate it.  Since you can cancel this box at any time, I think it would be worth it to try it out at least a month or two and see if this is something you’d be interested in.

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Makeup by One Direction

I’ll be honest… now that I’m a mommy and a mommy of boys for that matter, I’m not much interested in boy bands.  But, hearing about those that are popular today reminds me of New Kids on the Block, NSYNC and Backstreet boys.  It amazes me at how much boy bands have grown over the year and how creative they have become.  Never did I think I would hear about a Makeup Collection from any of them, so it was cool to hear that the popular band One Direction was due to release a few Limited Edition Collections.  As of August 11th, they are now available at a few locations and this awesome little kit comes in three different collections for the One Direction fans at heart.

Makeup by One Direction

The irreverent attitude and colorful style of a new generation takes on a glamorous form in Makeup by One Direction. The world’s biggest pop band debuts a limited-edition cosmetics collection by Markwins International, launching mid-August 2014 at Macy’s and select other major retailers worldwide.

Much like the One Direction band members themselves, this prestige makeup line is fun, bold and a tad mischievous, featuring vivid shades, premium formulas and chic, collectible packaging and components.

US RELEASE DATES:
Macy’s – August 11th
Stage Stores – August 25th
Dillards – August 25th
Beauty Brands – August 25th
Lord and Taylor – August 25th

International release dates… TBD

Makeup by One Direction

I got the Take Me Home Collection.  It’s a gorgeous collection filled with wearable and neutral toned shades with pops of color.  The collection includes:

Makeup by One Direction

One Direction Liquilights glow gloss in Kiss You.  This gloss is a sheer bright (almost neon) orange toned gloss with micro shimmer.  I wish I could provide a swatch for you to see but unfortunately the doe foot applicator was MIA when I opened the package, so I am unable to use it.  The color looks gorgeous though and it would be a great shade to rock out during the remainder of the summer months.

Makeup by One Direction

One Direction Nail Varnish in Live While We’re Young.  This is a gorgeous clear polish with different size and color hex shaped and circle glitters.  This would be a beautiful topper over your favorite nail polish.  Filled with rose gold, gold, green and blues – this will surely be a favorite of mine.

Makeup by One Direction

Nude Sheer Pink Lipstick in Last First Kiss.  This lipstick is a sheer medium toned pink.  Unfortunately mine came a bit melted in the tube and the tip of the lipstick arrived smashed, but overall the shade is sweet.

Makeup by One Direction

One Direction 4+1 Eye Shadow Palette.  This palette offers 4 neutral toned shades and one funky and fun gold glitter.  I am very impressed with the shadows, they are soft, buildable shades with nice pigmentation in one swipe.  The gold glitter is a cream/gel like consistency that offers you a sweet pop of color when you want to jazz up your look.

Makeup by One Direction

If you like neutral tones, I think this would be a great palette, whether you are a beginner at makeup or have been using makeup a while – I think you’ll enjoy the simplicity of this palette and the pigmentation.

Makeup by One Direction

Little Black Dress Volumizing Mascara in Perfectly Black is also included in the collection.  I think it’s great that this little tin includes so many fun goodies to create a look.  The brush of this mascara is basic but the mascara is truly black.  While I have small lashes and this did not work for me, I know that it will be a great beginner mascara for anyone.

Makeup by One Direction

I Wish is a warm chocolate brown crayon that can be used on the eyes or the body… though I do suggest that if you plan to use on your eyes – you reserve the product for eye use only since that is such a sensitive area.  The crayon is pigmented and glides on really nicely.  I love the color payoff and it can also be used as a base for your eye shadows.

Makeup by One Direction

This cool little collection also comes with some fun stencils that you can utilize with your brown crayon or shadows.  I especially enjoy using them with the cream glitter in the eye shadow palette.

Makeup by One Direction

A total of five sheets with little stencil designs make creating looks fun and exciting.  Simply apply to a part of your body like your face, arms, etc. and use like you would any other stencil.  It’s easy and the designs are super cute.

Makeup by One Direction

I used the gold glitter cream in my palette to create the little design using the diamond stencil.  I could have used some help in applying and creating my design but I know this will be a fun tool for anyone.

Makeup by One Direction

Overall – I think this little collection is definitely sweet and cute.  It comes with so many goodies and it would make a great addiction and gift for a One Direction fan.  I’m very impressed with the eyeshadow palette and the quality of the shadows.  I’m also super impressed with the variety of products included.  I’m also totally digging the collections tin – if I was a teen, I would probably turn this into my “fan girl” box where I stored cards, magazine clippings and more.  Oh my – do teens even do that still? Can you tell my age? lol

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Find out more about the availability by checking out the Makeup by One Direction’s Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/MakeupbyOneDirection.  When I do any makeup looks using some of the products that come in this cute little tin, I’ll be sure to post it here on my blog.

Ooh baby… don’t I love a bright, bold lip shade.  But, a bright, bold lip shade on a budget?  Yes, that’s what I said… on a budget – which means AFFORDABLE.  I didn’t believe the rave this product was getting but knew I had to pick them up myself and test them out.  It is rare to find such bold shades in the drug store scene but over the last year, cosmetic companies have been making waves and L.A. Girl recently came out with these show stoppers.  The L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paints… are they worth their affordable price tag?  Check out my thoughts below.LA Girl Glazed Lip Paints

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These gorgeous beauties are packed with a punch of colors and are bold and bright.  Retailing for $4.00 on L.A. Girls Website and various retail stores that carry the brand, this lippy is definitely affordable.  With six different shades – you have a few choices to choose from.  These lip colors are pretty intense and offer bold color in just one layer of application.  While they have such bold “lipstick like” color, they are shiny and glossy like you would expect from a lip gloss.  If you are a more neutral toned babe and not fond of bold shades, it may be a little bit of a challenge to find a lip color you can work with, but nonetheless, this is that time when I say – “go bold”.

Check out my video below for try-on swatches and a full video review, or click here to watch directly on YouTube.

While these are not easy to find – for me at least, I was able to locate them on the L.A. Girls Website as well as a few other places like ikatehouse.com.  It was sold out for me on ikatehouse.com and the shipping for L.A. Girls to Hawaii was $55.35 (shipping UPS Ground – only option available), so I decided to check out ebay and found that a seller I have purchased cosmetics from before had these for sale in a set.  I do know that the last I checked it was available on ikatehouse.com so if you are interested, you may want to stop there if you are looking to pick these up.  While I was excited about the cost of each lippy – I surely wasn’t paying that outrageous shipping cost from L.A. Girls, so I need to find other alternatives and I’m glad I did because these lip paints are definitely awesome.

L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paint

Packing of the lip paints are similar in shape to the Melted Lipsticks from Too Faced, and in fact – each of them have the same amount of product – 0.40 fl oz. (12 ml).  While I have heard from different sources that these lip paints are dupes for the Too Faced Melted Lipsticks – I can certainly say that they are no where near similar besides their shape of their tubes.  Check out my video, in the first half of the video I do a full comparison.  The L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paints come with a lip balm style applicator, you squeeze the product out of the tube and it comes out of the black applicator.  While others may have had better experience with that, I definitely thought that it was messy and took a lot of finesse to be able to work with the product from tube to lips.  This product is not one that you can apply quickly and be out of the door in a heart beat… it takes a little time to apply and I suggest a lip brush.

L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paint in Babydoll

In the photo above I am using the Glazed Lip Paint in baby doll.  A gorgeous baby pink (the name suits the color well) that reminds me of a bright Barbie pink tone.  It’s definitely a bright, almost neon looking lip shade and while I think it would look pretty awesome on a lot of skin tones, it is definitely subject to opinion.  If I had to really compare these to a product, they remind me of OCC Lip Tars… though I only have two and couldn’t say much for the bright neon like shades from OCC, these definitely seem much more similar in shade to those than the Too Faced Melted Lipsticks.

L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paints Swatches

Now, I read on the website that these lip glazes have Vitamin E and Peppermint Oil.  I was a little freaked about the Peppermint Oil having used products in the past that made my lips feel like they were burning off.  The peppermint oil on these feel really nice on the lips… almost like a nice Burt’s Bees lip balm with peppermint in them.  It wasn’t a strong minty feel on my lips like I had expected and I quite enjoyed it.  The Vitamin E is pretty evident in that these really left my lips feeling moisturized after hours of wear.  There was no need to apply lip balm in between applications in a day – though I do suggest that you exfoliate and moisturize prior to initial application since the shades can and tend to sink into the lines of your lips.

L.A. Girls Glazed Lip Paints

Lip Swatches – Top: Babydoll, Bottom: Bombshell

L.A. Girls Glazed Lip Paints

Lip Swatches – Top: Blushed, Bottom: Coy

L.A. Girls Glazed Lip Paints

Lip Swatches – Top: Hot Mess, Bottom: Pin Up

Overall, if you can get your hands on these babies, I would definitely pick them up – especially if they are less than $5.00.  No where near me sells L.A. Girl which is a bummer, so I had to kind of hunt down an affordable alternative, due to the shipping costs from the actual site.  While I think the packaging is cool (it reminds me of acrylic paints in the tube), it is not ideal for quick application and can be a mess sometimes – so be sure to take your time and apply with a brush.  The peppermint oil was a nice addition, I didn’t think it was overpowering at all and I love the light peppermint scent.  When it comes to longevity – I probably got four hours of staying power if I didn’t drink or eat anything before I felt the need to reapply.  If I was to drink or eat anything – it would come right off.  This product is not sticky – so it doesn’t adhere as well as some glosses may do.  While the color may still be visible, you will start noticing that the glossy look will start coming off the quickest.  This product is NOT HUBBY APPROVED.  While my husband did like the colors, once he kissed me and seen the amount of product that came off, he was not a fan – so I remove the product before kissing.  If you are going on a date and plan on doing a bunch of kissing or going out to eat say… a hamburger – this probably would not be the lippy you would want to use.

The colors are gorgeous and definitely pack a punch of intense color.  With one layer of application you get great color pay off but if you want to build up on the shine and give it a glossier and bolder punch of color, you can add more layers.  Make sure however, that you wait till the first layer dries a little.  It will still feel wet, but you can tell when applying that it will start layering the color on instead of taking off what you just put on.

So – do I think this drug store / affordable product is worth it?  I definitely think so.  The price is awesome, but the colors are definitely great.  I can’t wait and hope that LA girls comes out with more shades, a nice nude would be awesome.  Have you tried these or do you plan to?

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It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Too Faced Cosmetics.  So, when I heard they were releasing the Melted Lipsticks this year, I knew I had to have it.  After reading a review from Phyrra – I knew, I was destined to buy at least one of them.  After looking at swatches and reading up on the formulation and texture of the product – I settled on two shades that I knew I would enjoy… Melted Peony, a wearable shade and something perfect for Spring and Summer and Melted Violet, this purple addict needed this purple lippy badly.

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Too Faced Melted Violet LipsticksThe packaging itself is pretty eye catching as each box dawns the shade of the lipstick color.  I am pretty sure if I walked into a Sephora and seen this in the display, I would be attracted to it immediately.  Each lipstick retails for $21.00 – not bad for the amount of product you are getting – 0.40 oz total.  This line includes a total of 10 shades, four of those ten shades are exclusive to Toofaced.com only.

The lipsticks come in a tube with sponge tip applicator.  You squeeze the tube and the liquid like lipstick comes out through the sponge allowing you to apply it to your lips.  I wish I took the time to research or think about the applicator before using it on my lips because now that I know I can’t clean it the way I would like, I would have used a lip brush to get product and apply to my lips if I had known what I know now.  While the applicator does apply the product to the lips nicely (I don’t have to go back and blend or fix it at all), I have no idea how to clean the applicator without causing any effects to the actual product.  I’m afraid the lipstick may harden or worst, so I normally just wipe it off on a napkin after use.   While I do enjoy applying with the built in applicator and think it’s still genius, I’m also not fond of it… if that makes any sense.

Too Faced Melted Lipsticks

These Too Faced Melted lipsticks are said to offer the staying power of a stain and the intense color of a liquid lipstick with the high shine of a gloss.   Check out my thoughts on the Too Faced Melted Lipstick via my video embedded below – along with swatches and try on or click here to watch directly on YouTube.  Details and swatches also posted below.

So – are these lippies too expensive or worth their cost?  Honestly, I think that while these are quite a bit costly – my lips absolutely love them.  I use Melted Violet on my lips quite often.  If you are looking for a liquid lipstick that is long lasting and offers great color pay off with just one swipe – I think these would be a great buy.  Application for these is easy and I actually like the sponge tip at the top of the lipstick for applying, but I don’t like the fact that I haven’t yet found a way to clean or sanitize it in any way.  The color goes on as strong and as bold as it does when you squeeze some of it out of the tube.

While these do offer a slight glossy texture, they dry on your lips and appear to be almost satin or matte so longevity is nice and I enjoy not needing to touch up for the most part.  On several occasions, I applied Melted Violet in the morning and through snacking and having some drinks, the product lasted and still offered great color payoff, and if it did wipe off, it still left a nice stain on my lips.  If I didn’t eat or drink for a while, the color payoff would be vibrant and still quite visible on my lips for hours.  The texture is so creamy – it feels like a liquid lipstick but in my opinion it doesn’t have that funny slip or sticky feeling that some liquid lipsticks have done to me in the past.  It wears like a nice matte lipstick without the drying feel.  Did I mention that with one swipe you have “wham bam” color?  The color pay off on the two I have is phenomenal.

Too Faced Melted Lipsticks

Overall I love these because they feel so comfortable on my lips and after several hours of wear, my lips are still soft and moisturized, never feeling dry or cracked.  I can say that with bold shades like Melted Violet, I do suggest a transparent lip liner (Milani has a great one).  Though I didn’t experience any feathering for the most part, there are times when applying with the applicator included, it can be a challenge for bolder shades.  The transparent lip liner will help to keep the color in place while applying and make it easier as well.

Melted Violet lipstick Too Faced

I’m still unsure if I’ll be picking up more shades as the price tag – while I think is worth it, is not something I am fond of.  There are a few other colors I have my eyes on so they may be next on my list.  You can purchase these Too Faced Melted Lipsticks at Toofaced.com, Sephora.com or Sephora Stores and Ulta.  Have you tried any of these lipsticks before?  If so – what shades have you worn?  If not, which ones do you have your eyes on?

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There are several Milani Cosmetics products that are to be launching in just a few short weeks.  I have also been told that you can order some of the new additions via Milani’s website – milanicosmetics.com.  Right now, I have some new lippies to share with you.  I am not sure what else they have coming out but as soon as it is released or as soon as I receive anything – I’ll be sure to let you know.

Here are two videos of the new releases with swatches.  I’ll be posting the final release of the Brilliant Shine glosses in the next 24 hours and will list that video here as well.  I was going to do them all on one video but decided I would split it up so you could decide which would be the best buy – or get all of them.  I hope to have photos with swatches and my thoughts on the products once I have had the chance to use them.  I’ve been wearing them all week so hopefully I’ll have some reviews up in the next week!